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Porticalia
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Forum construction help

Postby Porticalia » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:50 am

hello,

i have a few issues that if possiable for RP sake, if you could help that would be great.
So my issues are:
1-Spoiler option cant change the name "spoiler"..
2-my tables when made create alot of blank spaces...
3-how do you make interactive menu?
4-That custom banner under your posts?

1-I would like to able to using the spoiler option to hide tables and specifications, and of course i dont want it to be saying "spoiler"

2-I have a post where i created a tble using an external website, because im still getting the hang of using forums. And it might be because of the website, but i have like a very big blank white space to the point you have to scroll to see the table.

3-Some people have "interactive menus"... Like are they images or made in the forum, because they highlight. Plus how do you create and anchor to a post a bit down that you also created for the page?

4- how do you create that custom banner under your posts?

thanks you in advance.
Porticalia
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Lillorainen
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Postby Lillorainen » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:42 am

Oii,
As for point 1 ...

Code: Select all
[spoiler=Your commercial could be written here.]Or here?[/spoiler]

Note, that BBCode doesn't accept most special characters (those that aren't numbers, standard letters of the alphabet, hyphens, commas, or periods), so better hit 'Preview' everytime you use this method to see if it works before you submit your post.


Point 2 - Yeah, I've noticed that, too. I don't know if that can/will be fixed, but I'd surely be glad, if so.
Point 3 and 4 - I'm not sure as to what you mean by these ...

Greetings,
Lillo
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Postby Gandoor » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:05 am

For tables, you have to make them without line breaks, otherwise they'll have all the empty space above them.

In other words, your table formatting should be as such:
Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]you[/td][td]have[/td][td]to[/td][/tr][tr][td]do[/td][td]them[/td][td]like[/td][/tr][tr][td]or[/td][td]they'll[/td][td]break[/td][/tr][/table]


They should not be as such:
Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]don't[/td]
[td]do[/td]
[td]them[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]with[/td]
[td]line[/td]
[td]breaks[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]or[/td]
[td]they'll[/td]
[td]break[/td][/tr][/table]


And for comparison, the first table code, without any line breaks, when not in code tags will be rendered as:
youhaveto
dothemlike
orthey'llbreak


See? No empty space above the table.

But the second one, with line breaks, renders as:








don'tdothem
withlinebreaks
orthey'llbreak


Lots of empty space above the table.
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Postby Marxist Germany » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:33 pm

Porticalia wrote:3-how do you make interactive menu?
4-That custom banner under your posts?

thanks you in advance.
Porticalia

3. I assume you are talking about signatures, link here.
4. Not sure what you wholly mean by this, but I will give it a good guess and say that you are talking about the scrolling box.
Like this:
You have to type beyond the page margins to actually cause the scrolling option to activate, therefore, this is useful as a quasi-marquee


If not, then the closest thing I can think of is text anchors, like the menu in Ponderosa's factbook.
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Porticalia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Porticalia » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:10 am

Lillorainen wrote:Oii,
As for point 1 ...

Code: Select all
[spoiler=Your commercial could be written here.]Or here?[/spoiler]

Note, that BBCode doesn't accept most special characters (those that aren't numbers, standard letters of the alphabet, hyphens, commas, or periods), so better hit 'Preview' everytime you use this method to see if it works before you submit your post.


Point 2 - Yeah, I've noticed that, too. I don't know if that can/will be fixed, but I'd surely be glad, if so.
Point 3 and 4 - I'm not sure as to what you mean by these ...

Greetings,
Lillo


Thank you that actually makes sense :bow:
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Porticalia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Porticalia » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:11 am

Gandoor wrote:For tables, you have to make them without line breaks, otherwise they'll have all the empty space above them.

In other words, your table formatting should be as such:
Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]you[/td][td]have[/td][td]to[/td][/tr][tr][td]do[/td][td]them[/td][td]like[/td][/tr][tr][td]or[/td][td]they'll[/td][td]break[/td][/tr][/table]


They should not be as such:
Code: Select all
[table][tr][td]don't[/td]
[td]do[/td]
[td]them[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]with[/td]
[td]line[/td]
[td]breaks[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]or[/td]
[td]they'll[/td]
[td]break[/td][/tr][/table]


And for comparison, the first table code, without any line breaks, when not in code tags will be rendered as:
youhaveto
dothemlike
orthey'llbreak


See? No empty space above the table.

But the second one, with line breaks, renders as:








don'tdothem
withlinebreaks
orthey'llbreak


Lots of empty space above the table.


Thank you very much.
"The rule with an iron fist by someone that wants the progression of one´s state, might be the key to the future of ones nation"

Porticalia

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Porticalia
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Founded: Dec 27, 2018
Democratic Socialists

Postby Porticalia » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:15 am

Marxist Germany wrote:
Porticalia wrote:3-how do you make interactive menu?
4-That custom banner under your posts?

thanks you in advance.
Porticalia

3. I assume you are talking about signatures, link here.
4. Not sure what you wholly mean by this, but I will give it a good guess and say that you are talking about the scrolling box.
Like this:
You have to type beyond the page margins to actually cause the scrolling option to activate, therefore, this is useful as a quasi-marquee


If not, then the closest thing I can think of is text anchors, like the menu in Ponderosa's factbook.


3 is actually actually what i was asking in number 4, so thank you.
As for the number 3 what i meant was text anchors, some people in store fronts have as so as you pass the mouse over it highlights, and you click it and it takes you to a diferent post.
Like in this one...
https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=453153
"The rule with an iron fist by someone that wants the progression of one´s state, might be the key to the future of ones nation"

Porticalia


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